Mark Schaub

Schaub, Mark

Areas of practice

Mark Schaub specializes in foreign direct investment, M&A and restructuring in China. He has advised on foreign investment projects in all major sectors in China with a cumulative value exceeding USD 20 billion. He is familiar with China issues faced by companies of all sizes and is a trusted advisor to many companies ranging from family owned businesses to Fortune 500 companies. He is also the global co-head of our consumer practice.

Work experience

Mark Schaub has worked as a lawyer in Shanghai since 1993. He was the first foreign partner to join our China firm in 2000. Prior to this, he worked in well-known German and American law firms in their Shanghai offices. He has been consistently recognized as one of the “Leading Lawyers” by Legal 500 and a number of authoritative legal ranking media for corporate practice.

In addition to his work as legal counsel Mr. Schaub has been appointed as a director to joint ventures and WFOEs in various sectors and has also been liquidation chairman of several large Sino-foreign joint ventures.

He is also the author of the following books “China: the Art of Law – Chronicling deals, disasters, greed, stupidity and occasional success in China” (CCH) and “China Strategy – Entry, Operation and Exit” (Wolters Kluwer). 

He is currently working on “All I want is Everything” a book on the Chinese consumer.

Mark’s working languages are English, German, and Mandarin. 


AQ Contact

AQ Contact
Mark Schaub is one of our AQ contacts.
Legal insights

Vehicle cyber-security is a key challenge for self-driving cars.

08 March 2018

Shanghai has become the second city in China to issue road testing regulations for self-driving cars.

05 March 2018

Self-driving cars will have a disruptive effect on auto industry with more opportunities for service providers in China.

13 February 2018

There are legal challenges as China has strict regulations on surveying and mapping.

19 January 2018